Strong start for Diversity & Inclusion webinar series

There was huge turnout and overwhelmingly positive feedback for Pharmacy Forum NI’s first webinar on Diversity & Inclusion in NI Pharmacy – Creating the right Culture, which took place 23 March on the theme: The case for inclusion and handling race. Almost 70 participants joined, with 98% indicating in the event poll that they found it of excellent or very good value.

More information and event video: https://www.pfni.org.uk/strong-start-for-diversity-inclusion-webinar-series/

Diversity & Inclusion in NI Pharmacy - Creating the right Culture

Marking 1 March, Zero Discrimination Day, Pharmacy Forum NI launched its new initiative aimed at advancing, encouraging and supporting Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) in the Northern Ireland pharmacy workplace.

As part of the launch, the Forum is organising throughout 2021 a 3-part EDI CPD webinar series – Diversity & Inclusion in NI Pharmacy – Creating the right Culture. The first of these is on Tuesday 23 March @7-8:30pm focusing on the theme: The case for inclusion and handling race.

More information: www.pfni.org.uk/diversity-inclusion-in-ni-pharmacy-creating-the-right-culture

“We must make BAME staff feel safe at work” – C+D interview with Pharmacy Forum NI

In an interview with C+D, Chair of Pharmacy Forum NI, Sheelin McKeagney said “it is key to ensure BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) team members feel safe in pharmacy…” The article references the EDI Forum Working Group being set up to actively promote inclusion and diversity in pharmacies in Northern Ireland.

More information: www.chemistanddruggist.co.uk/news/pharmacy-forum-ni-we-must-make-bame-staff-feel-safe-work

C+D BAME webinar panel discussion: How can pharmacy overcome racism?

EDI Working Group member Lola Dhabiri, Scotland and Northern Ireland lead for the UK Black Pharmacists Association Superintendent pharmacist, took part in the Chemist+Druggist webinar panel discussion, entitled ‘how can pharmacy overcome racism?’ held on 6 August 2020.

Read notes taken on the webinar discussion

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“Chinese Whispers” - A reflection on language and turning down old phrasesArticle by Andrew Cheung, Member of the Pharmacy Forum NI Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Working Group | Hospital Pharmacist, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust